Natasha van Rooyen
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Natasha van Rooyen posted a listing for: Quality Management Systems Manual
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Sep 14, 2012
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Acronyms are confusing to new entrants and experienced skills development practitioners. Members are encouraged to add acronyms and use this group as a reference.  See More
Sep 3, 2012
Natasha van Rooyen replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How do women cope with work, studies, and family responsibilities?
"Good morning one and all Being a responsible and active human being is challenge enough without considering the gender and then individual challenges faced daily! Nonetheless, make the distinction we must - as, sadly, problems faced by women far…"
Aug 6, 2012
Natasha van Rooyen commented on sylvia hammond's group Training Service Providers
"Once-off, fully comprehensive Quality Management manual, providing the necessary documentary framework evidence for your company to tailor, implement and prove that such procedures have been followed and that quality has been achieved. The manual…"
Jan 3, 2012
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Apr 18, 2011
Natasha van Rooyen replied to iona minton's discussion The shocking level of grammar and spelling by professionals on this site.
"Dear Jim: your last post was a good one: we communicate in order to express - and communication is effective if it has meaning - whether for the writer or reader. Attaining meaningful communication and for as many readers as possible however, is a…"
Feb 7, 2010
Natasha van Rooyen replied to iona minton's discussion The shocking level of grammar and spelling by professionals on this site.
"Dear I. Minton IM: "‘Do the people defending their bad use of the written word, also justify their possible sub -standard professional services, simply because they are too lazy to fix transgressions?" I fail to see how you could…"
Feb 7, 2010
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Management Systems

Managing an education institution requires a high level of dedication and expertise from its staff, together with effective management procedures and up-to-date, accurate and reliable information.See More
Sep 14, 2009
Natasha van Rooyen replied to Chris Reay's discussion Socialism at work
"Dear colleagues There are valid and valuable points in every argument above: which is indicative of how different our perception of the world is. I believe, as a society, we find ourselves focusing on any compliance issue as the end-in-itself, as…"
Aug 21, 2009
Natasha van Rooyen replied to Ivor Blumenthal's discussion NSDS III and SDF's in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"Hang on a minute! :) At what point did SDF's suddenly become a force 'on their own' and more one that needed 'reckoning'? I mean, let's face it, the initial 'creation' of SDF functions was largely in response…"
Aug 7, 2009
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Aug 5, 2009

Ashwell Glasson commented on Natasha van Rooyen's blog post Philosophy of Learning Frameworks
"Dear Natasha, Excellent blog article. I completely agree with you on the nature of learning frameworks and assessment. The constant focus on assessment and the quality assurance perspective often detracts from meaningful learning processes. Not…"
Jun 8, 2009


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Tell us about what you do
Lecturing in behavioural interventions; Research and Design/Development of education and training materials (GET, FET & HE bands); design and application of Quality Management and Systems Thinking - drawing from physics and philosophy. Completing MSc in Innovation and Technology Management.

Skype: natashavr
Member: Cape IT Initiative (CITI)
What companies or organisations are you with?
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences: Information & Communication Management

Natasha van Rooyen's Blog

Philosophy of Learning Frameworks

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 11:47 7 Comments

If you're in Education, Training or even the business of education and training, does it not strike you as odd that although the market for the provision of such services is saturated, there is STILL such a huge need in all sectors?

For me the logic seems simple enough: 1 + 1 = 2 - need the skills, get the skills, use the skills. But why then, is this formula not so evident in the market place? Why is there still such huge gaps in the useage of skills? Is it a perception? What… Continue

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 6:43 0 Comments

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At 16:50 on April 28, 2009, Malcolm Turnbull said…
Hi Natasha, I have skimmed your reply, for which I thank you and I promise to give you a more decent reply, once I can give your comment the concentration it deserves, but at the moment, unfortunetly I have to concentrate on Textile Wage Negotiations, starting tomorrow...................wish me luck.
At 22:25 on April 7, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Natasha
Welcome to our skills-universe - wonderful page! Thanks for your contributions so far - clearly you will be a member to add value to the site & to other members - please feel free to join as many groups as you like, participate in discussions, add a blog about yourself - and invite friends & collegues to join.
At 11:51 on April 7, 2009, Natasha van Rooyen said…
Freelance Research and Development Consultant (MSc Innovation and Technology Management): Further & Higher Education material/curricula, Quality Management Systems, Compliance, Innovation, Business Info and Systems Thinking. Contact

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